Friday 20 March 1942
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Robin Luke .
Reap the Wild Wind, directed by Cecil B. De Mille, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
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- Feast of St. Cuthbert, patron saint of Northumbria (died 704)
- Saint Alexandra
- Saint Herbert (died 687)
- Canberra Day
- Meat Out Day
- International Astrology Day
- New Year of Iranian Calendar: Norouz occurs on the vernal equinox.
- The second day of Quinquatria in ancient Rome, held in honor of Minerva.
- The vernal equinox usually occurs on this day.
- Saint Wulfram (d.704)
- Robin Luke: American singer and educator.
- Theodoro Valcarcel: Composer, dies at 41.
- Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia
- Gen MacArthur vows, I shall return
- Major German assault on Malta.
- World War II: General Douglas MacArthur, at Terowie, South Australia, makes his famous speech regarding the fall of the Philippines, in which he says: ''I came out of Bataan and I shall return''.
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